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This is a list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time. As one of the original AFL teams in the early '60s, the first few decades of Bills football was defined by solid players, yet they lacked the playoff results to be seriously considered one of the NFL's premier teams. Players like Jack Kemp, Cookie Gilchrist, and O.J. Simpson (we're talking about on the field accomplishments here) spearheaded those high flying Bills of the franchise's early years. With a combination of hitting the jackpot on high draft picks, shrewd trades and a seasoned head coach in Marv Levy, many of the greatest Bills in team history came from the team's most successful seasons during the 1990s. 

Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Smith and Andre Reed are considered by many to be the best Bills ever. These players were at the core of the Bills teams that went to the Super Bowl a league record four straight years from 1990-1993. Ultimately, these players never were able to capture that elusive Super Bowl title, The run of success that these BIlls players were a part of are looked back fondly by Bills fans. These Bills greats are still revered and popular in western New York. Despite the lack of a championship, it doesn't take away that they are considered some of the greatest Buffalo Bills in history. 

This list of the best Buffalo Bills of all time accounts for all players in its AFL and NFL history. If you notice that a player isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list so it accurately reflect who should be considered the greatest Bills players in team history
 

1
814 142
Bruce Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

2
843 136
Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Jim Kelly Quarterback

3
614 127
Thurman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Thurman Thomas Running back

4
572 118
Andre Reed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Andre Reed Wide receiver

5
711 198
O. J. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
O. J. Simpson Running back

6
342 131
Cornelius Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cornelius Bennett Linebacker

7
246 87
Joe DeLamielleure is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Joe DeLamielleure Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
312 93
Darryl Talley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Darryl Talley Linebacker

9
350 127
Steve Tasker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Tasker Running back, Gunner, Wide receiver

10
286 111
James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
James Lofton Wide receiver

11
248 71
Kent Hull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Kent Hull Center

12
248 62
Kyle Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Kyle Williams Defensive tackle

13
198 89
Fred Smerlas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Fred Smerlas Tackle, Nose tackle, Defensive lineman

14
240 73
Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
bigulcards added Fred Jackson Running back

15
235 115
Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Moulds Wide receiver

16
281 53
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added LeSean McCoy Running back

17
205 86
Jack Kemp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

18
218 49
Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Marv Levy Running back

19
195 80
Cookie Gilchrist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Cookie Gilchrist Running back, Fullback

20
168 73
Billy Shaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Billy Shaw Offensive Lineman

21
157 82
Mark Kelso is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Mark Kelso Safety

22
135 80
Ted Washington is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ted Washington Defensive tackle, Tackle, Nose tackle

23
157 62
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Christie Placekicker

24
175 47
Doug Flutie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Erik Freeland added Doug Flutie Quarterback

25
136 66
Shane Conlan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

26
127 75
Will Wolford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Will Wolford Tackle - 1964

27
137 64
Jim Ritcher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Jim Ritcher Guard, Center

28
130 48
Joe Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Joe Ferguson Quarterback

29
135 79
Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
willyboymcoy added Pete Metzelaars Tight end - 1960

30
132 34
Frank Reich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ScottPolichette added Frank Reich Quarterback

31
169 104
Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Takeo Spikes Linebacker

32
130 81
Ruben Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Ruben Brown Guard

33
145 48
Ralph Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

34
127 47
Eric Wood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Eric Wood Center

35
140 78
Lee Evans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Lee Evans Wide receiver

36
104 99
Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bryce Paup Defensive end, Linebacker

37
121 67
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

38
116 42
Phil Hansen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Phil Hansen Defensive tackle, Defensive end

39
99 38
Reggie McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
slaft added Reggie McKenzie Guard

40
100 35
London Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added London Fletcher Linebacker, Middle Linebacker

41
109 80
Chris Spielman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ejlinehan added Chris Spielman

42
86 29
Nate Odomes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Nate Odomes Cornerback

43
77 24
Joe Cribbs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Joe Cribbs Running back

44
150 128
Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time

45
134 140
Steve Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Steve Johnson Wide receiver

46
98 44
Bill Polian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
Bill Polian

47
75 35
Brian Moorman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Brian Moorman Punter

48
128 83
Marshawn Lynch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
CMCSS03 added Marshawn Lynch Running back

49
66 22
Jerry Butler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
mestrom added Jerry Butler Wide receiver

50
96 69
Elbert Dubenion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Buffalo Bills of All Time
ruds added Elbert Dubenion Wide receiver - Elbert Dubenion (nicknamed "Duby" or "Golden Wheels") (born February 16, 1933 in Griffin, Georgia) was an American football wide receiver. He played college football for Bluffton College in northwest Ohio.As ...